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Lego Rubik's Cube
Can you spot the difference? It takes me about 3 minutes to complete the cube but my lego version took me 4 hours. Hope you like it.
About this creation
I was challenged by ZeeMasterBrick to build something different so I thought long and hard and came up with this. There are a few brick built cubes around on Flickr but none that I could find that are the same size as the original cube.

The real challenge was the internal frame, it had to spin and be strong enough to play with. I managed to make the layers spin laterally but not vertically. I also wanted the gaps in-between the tiles which were an absolute nightmare to create. Most of the tiles are only connected by one stud so that is why they are a bit wonky. But hey, once you have peeled the stickers off and replaced in the correct place your cube will look like this too ;)

A big thank you to Tom for lending me some tiles - Thanks mate :D









I managed to make the layers spin laterally but not vertically.


































Comments

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  December 31, 2012
Clever stuff, and thanks for the memories! I was obsessed with the cube as a child, drove me nuts :)
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  December 29, 2012
Thank you all for the kind comments. @ Myles - sorry I dont use LDD but hopefully you can see from the last few photos how I did it. @ Marcus - thanks mate I saw tom's response. I cant believe it was your first, hopefully it will be the first of many. :D
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  December 29, 2012
Congrats to you, too! For me it's the first time, you know ... - Great you added some pics of the mechanism, looks very ingenious! -Concerning your question regarding the baseplate, Tom has answered it in the meantime, he was quicker than me ... ;-)
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  December 29, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
  December 28, 2012
Can u send instructions to mprophecy11@gmail.com
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  December 28, 2012
WOW!!!!!
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  December 27, 2012
When I saw the thumbnail I thought those were all lego!
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  December 27, 2012
Too cool!
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  December 26, 2012
This is really impressive. I love that it twists!
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  December 26, 2012
Thanks for the comments guys and a merry Christmas you all. 30 seconds a solve is incredible. My record is 2 mins 50 seconds. You must solve multiple things at once. I solve each layer at a time so i might be able to do it in about 2 mins, but i doubt any quicker unless I learn a new method. @ topsy - that sounds brilliant, I would love to see it.
  December 26, 2012
Awesome! I'm a about 30 seconds a solve, though. Anyone feel obliged to make a fully functional one? The die as a core idea certainly is useful :)
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  December 26, 2012
I have been able to construct a Rubik's cube of identical dimensions, that can be rotated in all directions. Unfortunately, it was flimsy most of the time, so I never considered uploading it.
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  December 26, 2012
I can not believe my eyes.
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  December 25, 2012
Great done! Clever PU.
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  December 25, 2012
This is amazing. just....wow. Oh, and high five. It takes me 3 minutes to complete rubies' cube too.
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  December 24, 2012
That is amazing, sir.
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  December 24, 2012
That's awesome! I think you made a world record of building a Lego Rubik's Cube! #D
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  December 24, 2012
Quoting Ian McCaskill This is very clever! I know a friend who would definitley want one of these (he can solve the Rubik's Cube very quickly). It would be awesome if you could think up a design that would make it completely functional...that would make a good CUUSOO project. (If you don't know what it is, search for it. It is a Lego website.) Merry Christmas! --Jesus saves, God bless <><
Thanks Ian, I didn't think to put it on CUUSOO but that would be awesome. I think TLG would need to make some specialised pieces to make that possible. Thanks and Merry Chistmas to you too.
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  December 24, 2012
This is very clever! I know a friend who would definitley want one of these (he can solve the Rubik's Cube very quickly). It would be awesome if you could think up a design that would make it completely functional...that would make a good CUUSOO project. (If you don't know what it is, search for it. It is a Lego website.) Merry Christmas! --Jesus saves, God bless <><
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  December 23, 2012
Amazing! I thought about this idea when I was younger, but i didn't have enough tiles. :)
  December 23, 2012
Great! A little invention from a hungarian man :) It looks great.
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  December 23, 2012
Great design ! And it has a very clever interior structure.
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  December 23, 2012
@ Noah - Thanks, I am honoured :D. @ Man. Ė Thanks for the comment, I can make all the sides spin using the dice but the problem is the corners. There is no way of making them slide around as you spin. Hence why I have only made it spin in one plane. To be honest I donít think it is possible to make a fully working cube at this scale. Maybe at a huge scale but even then it would be extremely difficult to allow the corners to slide around. I am now going to take this apart and build something else with these pieces - watch this space ;)
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  December 23, 2012
Nice mechanism, but quite complicated, i would suggest taking off the cube you have in the middle, and swapping it with 6 2x2 tiles with 1 stud in the middle and 4 90* bricks, that should give it the ability to spin all directions (in theory)
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  December 23, 2012
Wow...I'm....I'm speechless! The execution on this Rubik's Cube is amazing! The details are accurate and you even got it to spin! You sir, have earned a favorite :D
 I made it 
  December 23, 2012
Thank you all for the comments. I have added some new photos of the internal frame and spinning mechanism for those who are interested to know how it was built.
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  December 23, 2012
Waoh! Super awesome! I think I hold the record on here so far with 34 seconds :D I wish that one actually worked, you should make it solvable!
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  December 22, 2012
Digging this MOC! I never could figure these things out... Looks awesome.. Sprechin Sie ..... ;)
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  December 21, 2012
Nice idea and performance as well!
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  December 20, 2012
Wow wow wow that is totals sicken awesome!
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  December 20, 2012
Hahaha took me a while to realise there was only one lego cube. I was like woah you built three cubes and then look closer before realising! XD Great job!
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  December 19, 2012
Thank you Kyle and Vinny
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  December 19, 2012
Great design!
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  December 18, 2012
Excellent build !
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  December 18, 2012
Thanks Cubeduder and A M. The spinning bit was quite easy but the spacing of the tiles was very tricky. Thanks for the interest
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  December 17, 2012
Out of this world! It look incredibly realistic and the fact that it revolves at all is impressive!
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  December 17, 2012
Great job!
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  December 17, 2012
Quoting Topsy Creatori(StoveTop nomore!) Hey... that looks like one I could actually handle! :)
Haha it's easy to solve but not so easy to build.
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  December 17, 2012
Hey... that looks like one I could actually handle! :)
 I made it 
  December 17, 2012
Thanks for the kind comments everyone. I rushed the photos so I might take a few more this weekend and tidy it up a bit. Will also take some shots of the inside spinning mechanism.
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  December 17, 2012
AWESOME! i want to build on too!
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  December 17, 2012
Very impressive stuff!
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  December 17, 2012
Great work with the gaps and the spinning function. Most cubes look a bit wonky, so I think that the wonky tiles just add to the realism!
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  December 17, 2012
Brilliant! Looks like a lot of fun :)
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  December 17, 2012
Quoting Nathanael Kuipers Very original: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=157647. Made something similar about 7 years ago. ;-) It's a nice challenge though.
Oh Yeah, but his does not spin ;)
  December 17, 2012
Very original: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=157647. Made something similar about 7 years ago. ;-) It's a nice challenge though.
MortalSwordsman .
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Chris Melby
  December 16, 2012
Great change of pace! Really cool M. Z
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  December 16, 2012
:D
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  December 16, 2012
And now with the power of 3 Rubik's Cubes... the Lego One! Very neat, Mortal. I like the gaps in between, I wouldn't even want to think about building something like this.
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  December 16, 2012
So cool! Fantastic work mate!
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  December 16, 2012
Awesome! An actual sized rubiks cube! I love how it actually moves like the real thing. You have an amazing design, I would love to see how you made the inside. It looks great awesome job!
 I made it 
  December 16, 2012
Wow thank you guys. I must stress that it only spins in one plane i.e. Laterally or vertically depending the way you hold it.
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  December 16, 2012
Wow! This is pure awesome! I might try to make it myself, but I'll need brick links help with those tiles.
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  December 16, 2012
Awesome, it is great that it actually works!
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  December 16, 2012
Oh My Gosh! I have always contemplated whether or not a working LEGO rubiks cube could be built but always kept on getting stuck with it, it's so cool to see that literally ANYTHING is possible with LEGO.
 I like it 
  December 16, 2012
Really amazing! Would have been my first question too, of course, but I can't imagine how that could be done. Honestly spoken I can't even imagine how this is done ... ;-)
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  December 16, 2012
Wow, and twist-able?!? Great job!
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  December 16, 2012
Wow I'll have to show my friend this! he solves these all the time.
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  December 16, 2012
Brilliant! Certainly a different build. Excellent work, great details with the gap between tiles and the turn feature :-)
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  December 16, 2012
Man, I would have no idea how to get this so accurate, and so functional! excellent work, now go crack the rubik's cube! :D
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  December 16, 2012
Brilliant. The fact that it's actually twist-able just adds to the coolness!
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  December 16, 2012
That is just pretty. As departures from you comfort zone go, this is a real triumph. The gaps in the tiles were worth the effort. The fact that it can twist after all that is amazing. I could see somebody picking this up to solve it without realizing what it is.
 I made it 
  December 16, 2012
Thanks Matthew, that's impressive beating your dad. I will teach my kids at some point but they are too young at the mo. Good luck with your build, I will post some photos of the inside but I am sure you can figure it out your own way - just like the cube itself :)
 I like it 
  December 16, 2012
This is amazing Mortalswordsman! I love the design! Rubik's cubes are also a fun pastime, especially when you beat your dad's record. :D I love the functionality of this creation! They look like so much fun to try to build, that I might try sometime when I get the chance. Till then, spectacular creation!
 I made it 
  December 16, 2012
Thanks guys. Alas I have used some many crucial pieces inside that I have to take it apart soon :(
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  December 16, 2012
The functionality is incredible. Never take this one apart.
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  December 16, 2012
excellent work i remember when this first came out
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  December 16, 2012
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 I was a kid when it came out, my fascination with yours is, that it really rotates, and you re lucky having all these 2x2 studless plates, lol, it also look quite good too!
Thanks Frank. I had to borrow all the orange, half of the yellow and 3 green pices from De Tomaso :D
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  December 16, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith That is a superb build, and I guess much trickier to make than it looks. 3 minutes to complete the cube, I could never peal sickers that quickly.
Thanks David. It was much trickier than it looks, the internal frame was a huge challenge as it needs fixings on all sides and correctly spaced to create the gaps in-between, and of course the layers spin. Otherwise it would just be a 6x6 cube (with no gaps). I should say that it has taken 30 years and 3 minutes to solve ;)
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  December 16, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby Great change of pace! Really cool M. Z
Thanks Z, well you challenged me to build something different so here it is :D. Glad you like it.
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  December 16, 2012
I never could solve it, great build.
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  December 16, 2012
I was a kid when it came out, my fascination with yours is, that it really rotates, and you re lucky having all these 2x2 studless plates, lol, it also look quite good too!
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  December 16, 2012
That is a superb build, and I guess much trickier to make than it looks. 3 minutes to complete the cube, I could never peal sickers that quickly.
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  December 16, 2012
Quoting Loek Marcus Hey - how can it be removed already from the homepage?
A couple of people have rated it 3 or lower
  December 16, 2012
Hey - how can it be removed already from the homepage?
 I made it 
  December 16, 2012
Quoting El Barto ! Nicely done! An 80's icon!
Thanks Barto. It only took me about 30 years to solve it ;D
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  December 16, 2012
Nicely done! An 80's icon!
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  December 16, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett Great looking, and a lot easier to solve than a real one...
Thanks Nick. Ha ha definitely a lot easier. But it was a challenge getting the gaps even between the tiles.
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  December 16, 2012
Great looking, and a lot easier to solve than a real one...
 I made it 
  December 16, 2012
Thanks guys, it just started as a bit of fun but I soon realized it was going to be harder than I thought - just like the real thing
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  December 16, 2012
Ingenious!
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  December 16, 2012
Ha ha! That is just excellent! Very innovative.
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  December 16, 2012
Quoting somi tomi Awesome. Lego Rubik's cube rules.
Haha thanks somi :D
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  December 16, 2012
Awesome. Lego Rubik's cube rules.
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  December 16, 2012
Thanks everyone, only the rows can rotate. I think it would almost be impossible to make it spin in all directions, maybe if you build it at a huge scale
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  December 16, 2012
It actualy took some time, before i realized the diffrence =) Its neat that it can rotate like that, but can it also rotate the other way around, so that the tile line's get mixed ?? For it its able to do that aswell, then you have a hit for sure
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  December 16, 2012
Excellent dude! ; ) I second Mihe Stonee: can it move all? It will be extra!!! :D 5/5 anyway ; )
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  December 16, 2012
Neat cube! I like it! 10/10
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  December 16, 2012
Very nice! My record with the Rubik's cube is 47 seconds! Great to see something hungarian in England! :)
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  December 16, 2012
freaky ;-) ! could it move in all directions ?
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  December 16, 2012
Fantabuloso!
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  December 16, 2012
cool
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  December 16, 2012
Wow this is absolute great! Love that it has all the functions of the original one :) Well done my friend. Hope you have much fun at christmas shopping ;)
 I made it 
  December 16, 2012
Thanks guys. @ Loek - Good luck :D. @ Mitchell - I will try and post some exploded views later but going Christmas shopping now.
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  December 16, 2012
Amazing work! Any instructions by any chance?
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  December 16, 2012
This is crazy! Lovin' it! Busy solving my own cube ;)
 
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